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 General Assignment Reporter - Gannett, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Gannett 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Publishing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: JSJCYkw45KdBbk5htUQpHCAFB2tf1m / Latpro-3829589 
Date posted: Oct-06-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107


Req #18900

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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The Cambridge Chronicle, part of Gannett Media New England/ and the USA TODAY NETWORK, is searching for a digital-savvy reporter to join its staff. The Cambridge Chronicle publishes online daily and in print once a week.

The city is a major suburb of Boston and the successful candidate will have much to report on in this racially and socioeconomically diverse city that is a hotbed of political activity.

This general assignment reporter will focus on gathering news and information in multimedia formats. This is a daily reporting beat that also includes opportunities to work on enterprise journalism.


Will cultivate a beat and its key players. Has a genuine interest in people and the ability to build trust. Seeks out and listens to people. Must be able to develop and maintain relationships with public figures within the community.

Reports quickly, clearly and accurately and deliver news, via stories, video, and various social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram or any other methods available.

Equally adept at writing breaking news stories, enterprise and trending stories and traditional long form features.

Must have knowledge of AP style and be able to write and edit stories for grammar, spelling and content.

Here's What You Need

Bachelors degree in journalism or equivalent

At least one year of journalism experience is preferred.

Ability to write clear, compelling stories that engage our audience.

Understanding of social media and how to engage audience on digital platforms.

Ability to multitask and excel under deadline pressure, using time efficiently.

Skill at collaborating in a cross-functional environment and adapting in a rapidly changing industry.

Ability to work well with people and build relationships in the community.

This role requires a valid drivers license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.

Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check and a motor vehicle record check & drug screen (for driving roles only).

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, dont limit your upload to a resume; show us what youve done. We are looking for the following:

1.Your resume one to two pages.

2.A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.

3.Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what youve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format.

Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.


Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employees race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicants disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.s Recruitment Department at
Other details
  • Job Family Frontline Journalists
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly

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